Brisbane 30 August

Melbourne 05 September

Join us at Open Windows Annual User Conference

OW2017 is a once a year event that brings together Open Windows software users from all over the country to collaborate, learn and network to enhance their user experience and management of the contract lifecyle.

 The OW2017 conference is a one day event and will be held in both Melbourne and Brisbane, the same schedule will run at both conferences, you can attend either event.

This is a free event for all Open Windows software users.

OW2017 Melbourne

Tuesday 5th September

Crown Metropol, Melbourne

OW2017 Brisbane

Wednesday 30th August

Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane

Client Speakers

Sunshine Coast Council 

Alissa Ratcliffe, Acting Manager Procurement & Contracts

Alissa is presently the Acting a Manager of Procurement and Contracts at Sunshine Coast Council and has been at Sunshine Coast Council since 2012.  Prior to this Alissa was in the legal industry for 12 years which included practicing as a lawyer in the private sector.

Alissa is speaking at OW2017 in Brisbane.

BHP Billiton

Brenton Cullen, Principle Category Specialist People, Process, Systems

Brenton Cullen has been with BHP since 2006 in a range of positions across procurement and supply. He is currently responsible for people, systems and processes for minerals Australia category management projects. Brenton drove the implementation of Open Windows in BHP in 2014.

Brenton is speaking at OW2017 in Brisbane.

WA Primary Health Alliance

Jack Blythe, Senior Contracts Officer

Jack Blythe has been working in Contracting and Procurement related roles for over 10 years with experience in State Government, mining projects and operations and manufacturing business. Jack has worked with WA Primary Health Alliance (operating 3 PHN’s in WA) since February 2016, he has been involved in the development of PHN procurement systems, process and templates and the use of Open Windows to support the Commissioning process.

Jack is speaking at OW2017 in Melbourne

Guest Speakers

Dr Sara Cullen

University of Melbourne, The Cullen Group

Sara Cullen is the Managing Director and Founder of the Cullen Group, a Fellow with the University of Melbourne, and an Associate at the London School of Business.  She has written 19 books and over 125 publications on best practice contracting, including The 12 Best Practices of Contract Management and has helped over 150 organisations around the world create high-performance commercial teams and contracts.

Tim Strachen

Contract Express

Tim Strachen represents Thomson Reuters Legal Australia, the providers of Contract Express. Contract Express enables organisations with an efficient solution to contract authoring to reduce delays, risk, costs and bottlenecks inherent in manual contract drafting.



Crown Metropol, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank


Sofitel Hotel, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane


Melbourne Accommodation

Crown Metropol

8 Whiteman St Southbank

Rate: Starting from $245

Book Here

Brisbane Accommodation

Sofitel Brisbane

248 Turbot St, Brisbane

Rate: Starting from $235

Book Here

Contact Us

For further information about the Open Windows Conference please contact the conference coordinator Nicole Levens.

(03) 9819 5088


  • Processing documentation that would have previously taken a staff member two to three days can now be completed in less than a day with the CONTRACTS Portal

    Chris Allison, Projects and Contracts Coordinator Ballina Shire Council
  • Greater diligence in contract management attracts respect from suppliers and in turn is a catalyst for better supplier relationships which then lead to cost savings

    Tania Scott - Group Category Manager Stanwell Corporation
  • We regard Open Windows CONTRACTS as a key risk management tool and business information system for Council

    Mick Ross - Manager Strategic Procurement City of Monash
  • Open Windows was chosen because of the mature state of the solution, it encompassed all the features that Cochlear required, without the need for customisation

    Ray Jarman, Group General Counsel Cochlear
  • Open Windows CONTRACTS ensures all contract information and associated documentation is held centrally and is easily accessible. Electronic alerts enable our managers and staff to be automatically notified of upcoming contract insurance and/or license expiry in advance so relevant action can be taken. The information is kept up to date and contract renewals are not overlooked.

    Morris Group Carol Clough
  • CONTRACTS is a functional and user friendly management tool which enabled the embedding of standard processes and workflows

    Geoff Allison Iluka Resources
  • We chose Open Windows CONTRACTS not only for the complete solution approach, but also for their willingness to customise the product in accordance with the departments business needs and the ability to integrate with our finance and document management software

    Tasmania Government - Department of State Growth
  • Open Windows have been fantastic. They are a results-focused team who tailored the software solutions that meet our needs. Their flexible, user-friendly system was implemented on budget, and to a very tight timeline

    Mining Organisation
  • Logan City Council’s experience with the Open Windows customer service team has been excellent, all requests are responded to within a suitable time frame and problems are generally solved at the time of request. The team are always happy to provide assistance maintaining a professional and polite manner

    Allouise Daniel Logan City Council
  • CONTRACTS exceeds our requirements under our contract management guidelines and the eTender solution is a one stop portal for tender advertising and submission that our vendors use with ease. Open Windows provide a help desk that is championed by knowledgeable and responsive staff that make our overall relationship a fruitful one. We are a willing advocate for Open Windows.

    Russell Lynch City of Darebin